19 March 2009

Dangerously Beautiful


anticipating taste
to titillate
a palate’s geste
expressively as
soubriquets an urban
tamarillo’s parable

or had she
merely meant
it as a compliment
– for me?

I only said
I’d keep some fruit
for her next week

– the menace
of her beauty
kept in check
yet words undressed
in grateful smiles
embraced her
© 27 October 2008, I. D. Carswell